WMRA News
5:46 pm
Wed August 26, 2009

Taxing Fat

Charlottesville, VA – A new University of Virginia study, conducted with the Washington based Urban Institute offers a host of suggestions for combating America's obesity crisis, including a change in tax structure that would make healthy eating less expensive, and unhealthy foods harder to come by.

Dr. Tim Garson, a pediatric cardiologist, is one of the authors. Dr. Garson also serves as Provost at UVA.

Dr. Garson spoke with WMRA's Tom Graham about the new report, titled Reducing Obesity: Policy Strategies from the Tobacco Wars.